Monday, September 10, 2012
Stippled Blossoms Challenge Card, I mean Really a Challenge!
I have been working on cards for an upcoming craft sale, and today I was making some wedding cards. I was looking for something other than the white on white variety of wedding cards. My nephew recently married at Como Park Conservatory, and he wore shorts and a white shirt, and she was in a white summer dress with a bright colored bouquet. A fancy schmancy wedding card would just not fit the bill for that wedding. I decided to make a bright floral card, and I was inspired by the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments to use Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Not Quite Navy, and this is the card I made. I also chose the layout from another challenge at Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge at Techno Stamper.
This is the first time I pulled out my new stamp set Stippled Blossoms, and I found it a bit of a challenge. I have a hard time with 2 step stamping, and I am always tempted to pull out the old Stampamajig, but I have found in the past that that is frustrating, too, because the layers just don't really "line up", and I have a hard time dealing with this. I am really drawn to the regal look of this rose, and I have never had a floral set like this, and I really want to do something beautiful, and romantic. So, I played around with a variety of colors, and I decided that my stamp colors that I own just don't pair up together for this kind of project. I think I am either going to have to do some research and see what others are using, or buy more colors. It was a trial and error kind of thing, and after much trying I was never able to come up with a satisfactory group of flowers, so I decided to go the route of cutting out the ones that worked, and ditching the ones that didn't. I gave it my best shot, and spent a lot of time fooling around, and I am definitely not going to give up on Stippled Blossoms, but I do have to find some better instructions on how to use this set. But, that will have to wait for another day.
Til another day, and another card,